Producer-director R.K. Selvamani has appealed to Tamils across the globe to be ‘extremely wary’ and conscious of the plans being hatched by the Sri Lankan Government to turn the month of November into a month of festivities so that Tamils all over the world ignore and forget the supreme sacrifices made by thousands of Lankan Tamils in the past 50 years.
In a statement issued in Chennai yesterday, Selvamani has said “Each year, November is the month for us to recall, recollect and remember the sacrifices made by the many Tamil warriors who had given their lives to preserve and protect the well-being and rights of Lankan Tamils and to save the prestige of Tamil women. Belonging to various groups, though, these martyrs had laid their lives for the independence of their community.”
“They decided to die for the Tamil society and had even overlooked the welfare of their own children, wives and mothers. Tamils the world over remember their sacrifices in the month of November where children are told about the sacrifices and the valour of their ancestors. It’s the usual practice of Tamils not to indulge in any festive activities or celebrations during this particular month.”
“However, the Lankan Government appears hell-bent in making Tamils forget the sacrifices and deeds of all those who died for them. Using traitors, the Government is attempting to stage many functions and festivals in order to distract and divert the concentration of the Tamil community. The entire Kollywood, represented by many bodies including the directors’ association and the Tamil Film Produers’ Council and FEFSI, stands beside the Tamils at this hour.
“We request the Tamils not to get trapped in the conspiracy hatched by the Lankan government,” the statement concluded.